“More Nudge Than Nanny” – Bow Group Interim Response to the Public Health White Paper

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Responding to the new White Paper, Healthy Lives, Healthy People: our strategy for public health in England, the Bow Group Health Policy Committee welcomes much of the radical blueprint to promote public health and wellbeing across the country. The Government should be congratulated for its commitment to tackle the causes of premature death and ill health, which continue to undermine health outcomes and compare poorly to many other European countries. The White Paper is also right to conclude that public health is a cross-cutting imperative that transcends the boundaries of the NHS and health policy, and actually incorporates a variety of areas including the environment, poverty, education and housing. Download the attached document for the full statement.